The paltry crowds outside and all around the Speedway today were astonishing. There were no huge backups of cars, no massive swarms of people flooding Georgetown Road or 16th St. The Coke Lot was nowhere near full. Where there are usually teams of State or Metro Police struggling to manage the key intersections around the track, today they were standing by idle.
Highlights of the actual race showed great expanses of aluminum without butts covering them.
Is this a visualization of the nation’s economic plight? Or is NASCAR, or at least the oval-track novelty of running Indy, on the wane?
And how much longer will Indy have a NASCAR race? The facility has new managment. Are they pure number crunchers or do they care about making/keeping tradition?
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